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Personal narratives, American
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
No mission too difficult!
Chicago, Ill. : Contemporary Books, Inc., ©1995
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Blythe Foote Finke; Steven Weingartner; John F Votaw
|Description:||xxi, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
Preparing for war. Subway soldiers ; "Are you, sir, a member of the Army?" ; "The ladies will be down in a minute" ; "Now we will get you down in the grease pits" ; Thrilling days for a young soldier ; "We are not going to get involved in this war" ; In for the duration ; "What happens when you have four balls?" --
Campaign in North Africa. Egyptian adventure ; Invasion ; "Colonel, there is no rank in a whorehouse" ; Into Tunisia ; Kasserine Pass ; Gafsa to El Guettar ; Moment of glory ; "They said they weren't mad at us" ; "You may be all right at the front, but you're not so hot back here" --
Sicily. Gela ; Across Sicily ; Sanctimonious old bastard --
D-Day. "They just wanted to get the war over and go home" ; "Being in that first wave was like committing suicide" ; "It was a pretty good killing zone in there" ; "These things do happen in wartime" ; Aftermath --
Normandy to Czechoslovakia. The bodies that moved ; Aachen ; Hürtgen Forest and the Ardennes ; Prisoner of war ; "Panzerwagen, hell!" ; Rhine crossing ; "We're in this thing together" ; "I always stood at attention as the body went by" ; Journeys home ; Conclusion : "Do you want to be a good soldier?" --
Men of the First --
Appendix: 1st Infantry Division chronology, May 1942 to May 1945.
|Series Title:||Cantigny military history series.|
|Responsibility:||Blythe Foote Finke ; edited by Steven Weingartner with John F. Votaw.|